Ok, so i am looking to purchase my first Glock...actually my first handgun purchase other than my Ruger MKIII. I have shot a few different guns in the past and here recently. Here's my situation...I am looking for something for SD/HD and future concealed carry. For financial reasons...i am currently looking at this purchase as the only handgun i'll will be able to get. Obviously that will probably change, but for now if this is the only gun i get ever...i want it to be the "right" one. Ammo prices are a concern, and as such the majority of my practice ammo will most likely be reloads (my dad has the setup, also i have an uncle with the setup), with a quality factory load for business. I have now shot a G22 and a G27 a few times apiece. I like the G22, but in the future, i am afraid it would be too big to conceal comfortably. I liked the G27 alright, and did ok with it...but it wasn't nearly as comfortable being so short, and if i'm only buying one gun i don't want this one. I have held the G23 and it feels great in hand...the perfect mix of the G22 & G27, however i have not shot it. How much can i assume from my experience with the G22 & G27 (and holding the G23), to base a decision of buying a G23 or even a G19...without ever having shot either? I feel like i can predict what the G23 will be like to shoot, somewhere in between the G22 and G27...if i am wrong please correct me. But having never shot any of the Glock 9mm's can i base a judgment/prediction? There is no one around here with one that i can borrow to shoot. I am really thinking i want the 9mm, but having never shot any of the Glock 9mm's...i'm having a hard time "pulling the trigger" so to speak. I think i would be ok with the G23...but would i be better with the G19 i guess is the question. I know i would save on ammo with the 9mm...but i can't help but think, what if i get one or the other and end up wishing i had gotten the other? The gun will be ordered, as the only place around here with any in stock is Gander Mtn. They only stock .40's and are pricing them at $599 with the regular sights. Short of finding and shooting both the G19 & the G23, can anyone provide any help/insight/advice?